Stephen Frank Pearce

January 18, 1955 - December 28, 2023

01/18/1955 - 12/28/2023

Past Services

Funeral Service
Friday January 05, 2024
2:00 pm
Meherrin Baptist Church Cemetery
519 Meherrin Lane
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
Friday January 05, 2024
2:30 pm
Meherrin Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
519 Meherrin Lane
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
Additional Information:

Immediately following the graveside service!

COMO, NC – Stephen Frank Pearce, a beloved member of the community, passed away on December 28, 2023, in Hertford County, North Carolina. He was born on January 18, 1955, also in Hertford County, to the late Calvin C. Pearce and Patricia Barrett Pearce. Stephen was called to his eternal rest at the age of 68.

Stephen loved the town of Como, serving on the Como Town Council, as well as the Como Volunteer Fire Department. He also worked with Town of Murfreesboro Police Department and was a Mason as well. Stephen dedicated many years of his life to his work as a Beater Room Operator with Union Camp/International Paper, serving at the Paper Mill until his retirement. He was known for his friendly and talkative nature, always making conversation with anyone he encountered. Stephen cherished his children and, above all, his grandchildren. Their presence brought immense joy to his life. In his leisure time, Stephen enjoyed the serenity of fishing and challenging his mind with chess games on the computer. He possessed a remarkable heart, constantly putting others before himself. Stephen never met a stranger and would wave at everyone he passed on the road, always hopeful for a familiar face.

During the Vietnam War era, Stephen served his country with pride and honor in the United States Navy. His dedication and service were greatly appreciated. In the midst of grief, let us remember Stephen Frank Pearce’s life with gratitude and love. May he rest peacefully in eternal serenity.

Stephen is preceded in death by his father, Calvin C Pearce, his mother, Patricia Barrett Pearce, and his brother, Charles Calvin Pearce. He leaves behind a legacy of fond memories and an abundance of love.

Stephen’s memory will forever be cherished in the hearts of his surviving family: his two sons, Joshua Pearce of Portsmouth, VA, and Matthew Pearce (Brandy) of Atlantic, VA; his daughter, Aubrey Pearce (Jacob Swientek) of San Antonio, TX; his three grandsons, Gabriel Pearce of Harrellsville, NC, Declan Pearce of Montross, VA, and Matthew Pearce Jr. of Atlantic, VA; his granddaughter, Ally Pearce of Harrisonburg, VA; his two sisters, Carol Jones of Washington, NC, and Diane P. Jernigan (Bill) of Raleigh, NC; and his brother, Paul Pearce (Tracy) of Murfreesboro, NC. Stephen also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who held a special place in his heart.

A celebration of Stephen’s life will be held with a memorial service on Friday, January 5, 2024, at 2:00 pm at the Meherrin Baptist Church Cemetery in Murfreesboro, NC. Rev. John Porter will officiate the service. Friends and well-wishers are invited to join the family immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.

Flowers are welcome, and memorial contributions can be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Attn: Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 or online by clicking here or The Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, 600 College Street, Oxford, NC 27565 or online by clicking here

The arrangements for the Pearce family are entrusted to Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Murfreesboro Chapel. Online condolences can be shared with the family at


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Pam Pearce D'Agostino
3 months ago

I am so sorry to hear about my cousin Stephen passing . I pray for his children and grandchildren and family and friends . I always loved his smile and laugh . He was a great guy and will be missed . Heaven awaits us all . And will see you again my dear cousin one day .

Pride in North Carolina
3 months ago

Lauren and family,

We are so sorry to hear of your family loss. We are extending our condolences to you and your family during these times.

Linda Coffield
3 months ago

Stephen had a very beautiful personality. I met him through knowing ELAINE and also seeing him when he visited his mom at the nursing home. I am so sorry for your families loss of a gentle, giant .

Howard Hawkins
3 months ago

The world has lost a very special person!

Stacey Godwin Hoggard
3 months ago

Josh and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you during this difficult time. My condolences to you all.

Pam Carr
3 months ago

Pearce Family,
A beautiful soul has completed his earthly journey and now he is finally home with his Savior, Jesus. I shall miss the bear hug Steve always gave whenever I saw him, I will miss the friendly wave when we passed on the road. He had a quick wit and always left you feeling grateful for the privilege of calling him friend. The Pearce Family has always been near and dear to hearts of the Curle Family. We love you all and pray that God will surround you with his comfort and peace.

Glynda McFadden Turner
3 months ago

Steve, had a heart of GOLD!!! I loved watching his brother Paul & himself ride by on their fishing boat! They so enjoyed fishing together. I loved hearing his jokes & hearing him tell stories of his Daddy & my Daddy. I texted him on Christmas, so wish I could have one more laugh with you. Enjoy Heaven!!!!!

3 months ago

I am sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. I got to know him when I was working with EMS . He was great by helping us when ever we had a problem & he was on duty. I love all of you & will be in pray for God to give you all comfort & peace. Steve rest in peace my friend.

Lessie Ridley
3 months ago

Condolences to the family. Steve was very nice and always telling jokes… I learned of him wen I cared for his mom at the nursing home.i became very close to the family and yes he always talked about his grandchildren.. that’s the last thing we texted about on Christmas Day…

Elizabeth Smith Harrell
3 months ago

So sorry to hear of your family’s loss. Extending condolences to all.
Elizabeth Smith Harrell